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Woodsmoke [Mens] Mountain shirt

Woodsmoke [Mens] Thermocore mountain shirt for outdoor activities


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The most comfortable shirt you’ve ever owned: a high-wicking, quick-drying, odour resistant, temperature-regulating shirt for an active mountain lifestyle

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Bivvy, boulder, ride and climb. From working days outdoors in the mountains to seeking the haven of the refuge; riding the big mountain trails and high level alpine passes. 

Woodsmoke is an innovation in mountain shirts. Made from ThermoTech® polyester with hollow core fibres that trap more air to give you more insulation, it has a higher warmth-to-weight ratio than normal Polyester, making it an ideal mid layer.  

The brushed fabric is as comfortable as your favourite cotton shirt, but wicks moisture away from your skin and dries quickly. Along with the snap front closure for easy venting, this makes the Woodsmoke ideal for faster paced days outdoors, whether you’re hiking, biking, or climbing.  

Woodsmoke’s stretchy brushed flannel fabric moves with you and feels incredibly soft on your skin. The articulated fit gives great freedom of movement across the shoulders, making it ideal for anything from riding until you fall upon camp for the night, to stretching for that elusive hold on your bouldering project. Chest pockets with secure snap closure are ideal for keeping your valuables safe. 

The Woodsmoke shirt is treated with Polygiene odour control technology, so you can wear it all week in the Alpine summertime then wear it on the plane home too without ruffling any feathers.  


ThermoTech® is a polyester fibre engineered to keep you warm and comfy from when you’re slogging up that Alpine pass to when you’re making you’re way back down again. Hollow fibres trap body heat to keep you warm and wick moisture away from the skin to keep you dry and comfortable.

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Key features
  • Flannel shirt with hollow core fibres for mountain activities
  • Thermocore polyester is quick-drying, fast-wicking and has a high warmth-to-weight ratio
  • Polygiene odour control technology lets you wear more and wash less
  • Chest pockets with secure snap closure for your valuables
  • Active cut and an articulated fit across the back for freedom of movement
  • Adjustable cuff snap closure
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Weight: S: 340 g; M: 360 g; L: 375 g; XL: 395 g; XL: 405 g


Fabric: 95% Thermocore polyester, 5% spandex, 182 gsm
UPF: 50+

Origin: China

Product Care Information

​Wash on a delicate cycle at 30°C or hand-wash with lukewarm water.

Use a non-biological detergent or pure soap.

Do NOT use fabric conditioners or softeners.

Rinse thoroughly in clean water.

Line dry and use a cool iron.​​

Size chart Midlayer Mens
Men's midlayer
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

24 Reviews


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Chris l
My favourite shirt.

I got this shirt around the end of 2018. Iv worn it as many days as I can since the odour resistance is as good as i can imagine a product being. It's very comfortable. I cycle in it. Climb in it sometimes twice a week. Walk, sleep etc. Its still as new. Apart from one or two campfire ember holes. I would 100% but this again when it wears out(which I hope will be a few more years)

comfortable and stylish

This is a perfect fit shirt fits in the chest and the waist. Which is a rare thing . I am that impressed I will be getting another, even though I don't need one. But need isn't want, lol.

Essential kit

Not only does this shirt just look great but it’s also a brilliant technical piece of kit. Stretchy enough to feel more like your are wearing a regular long sleeve top but also quick drying when the activity gets more intense. I’ve work this on the MTB, while wild camping and last night in the pub. Truly multipurpose!

perfect for off road adventures and pub

After seeing a few riders wearing these, i thought i'd try one myself, glad i did as i love it....great for riding, great for the pub and down the local farm shop too

worth the money

this is a well made and comfortable shirt that will last a very long time, so also good for the environment in that respect.

New favourite

A little pricey but you get what you pay for, good fit, good quality, nice soft material that can be hung up straight from the wash and worn without ironing and enough stretch to move freely.

I would prefer a tiny bit extra length, even half an inch or so in the torso but still my new favourite as is and I'm already looking at the blue one.

Awesome shirt.

Well reviews of an Alpkit productbut not first purchase. Everything I have got so far has been excellent quality. The shirt is brilliant. Super comfy fabric. No too hot, love the poppers and plenty of room for sleeves to be rolled up. I’d say the size is a little generous but I don’t mind a little space to move about in. Great shirt. Already a firm favourite. Apkit, what about a shirt sleeve version ?? grin

Tony O'Donnell
New blue colour (Shut up and take my money!)

Two five star reviews for the same product, is that allowed? Well, I've bought two. I bought my first Woodsmoke (the green one in the pic) last summer and while I liked it instantly I've grown to love it, I've absolutely hammered it, on the hill, out on the bike, and general casual wear, and it's still as good as new. When I saw there was a new blue colour it was the fastest purchasing decision I've ever made. Outstanding product, superbly comfortable and practical, doesn't look too shabby either.

Superb shirt ... even when it bites!

I have just returned from a brilliant trekking holiday in Nepal with my two sons. I bought this shirt days before we set-off and I am so glad I did. The shirt performed brilliantly and it was rarely off my back when the temperature plummeted, I just kept it on, and no pong after days of trekking! Temperature regulation is easy with a shirt as you can pop the buttons and un-tuck it if things get a bit hot. The material is very soft and slightly stretchy. It feels great.
One slight niggle which I am sure was the shirt was that my beard would occasionally catch on the top stud fastener on the inside of the collar. Ouch!
I'll buy another sometime.

Rik Williams
No hyperbole!

Alpkit blurb said: 'the most comfortable shirt you'll ever own'. 'tis legit: defo. not hyperbole.

4 month review

iv had this shirt in red, since Christmas and it is by far the best shirt iv owned. I wear it at every opportunity. its comfortable and thus far seems very durable. I would recommend it, though the sizing is somewhat odd. I found the small to fit me and will buy another one of this ever dies. though it seems like that is some time away yet.

Another quality Alpkit Product

I second what Mad Mozart says with regard to this shirt: the missus bloody loves it...

Technically, comfortable to wear next to the skin, warm in the cold and cool in the warm, windproof, fast-drying and all-round excellent. Doesn't need ironing, excellent cut, big fan of the poppers rather than buttons. Buy lots of these and support a UK brand. Big ups

Mad Mozart
Be careful around ladies

Absolutely amazing shirt! Quality and looks over the roof. I wore it only once and my girlfriend melted. Don't wanna spoil it, but we did it right away. You know what I'm talking about. SEX. Twice. It's that good.

Got 2, getting another.

Own two of these already. Really comfortable for casual or active use and can take a lot wear between washes. Found myself saying “if only they made one in blue”. Just opened the site to find that they now do. Looks like I’ll be on 3 very soon...

John Eaton
Top shirt

Bought this for mountain biking and hillwalking . Very pleased with it . Considering buying another .

Great quality shirt

Very nice fitting shirt in a comfortable material, like the pop type fasteners as prefer them to buttons. Have not worn if for any activities as yet so cannot comment on the anti smell properties smile
I had no issues with the label as was previously mentioned by an earlier reviewer. All in all a great multi purpose shirt....

Kevin C
Great riding shirt

I bought a woodsmoke shirt a couple of months ago for long distance gravel riding. I've used it for 3 multi-day rides and it is superb. Ideal for New Zealand autumn conditions (~15 to 18 degrees C) although it will be too warm for summer! Green colour is visible enough when cycling!!

Davie K
Quality Shirt

A great shirt that feels good on, and also feels like a quality shirt.
Usual prompt Service from Alpkit!

Tony O'Donnell
My new favourite shirt

I bought this shirt specifically for lightweight cycle touring, where when I'm off the bike among other people I don't want to a) look like a cyclist b) honk like a goose. For this purpose it's superb - the fit is slim/tailored so it doesn't flap about like a flag, but there is plenty give thanks to the inbuilt stretch. The fabric has a nice soft feel, dries quickly and has a pleasing weight to it. I've sweated in it plenty and no smell issues so far. Smart enough to wear down the pub, nice discreet branding. It will get a lot of wear walking on the hills too. No particular issues with the label smile Highly recommendedm

Captain Matt Webb
Proper kit!

Well, I was excited to order this shirt after all the hype I'd read... I wasn't disappointed. Although, I went for a large to fit my dad-bod into but found it to be quite square and shapeless on me. The only reason I shaved a star off. I got it tailored and put some darts in the back and now it fits perfectly and I'm an rad-dad again, in my new favourite shirt that feels like it'll outlive me. I think a slimmer fit on future lines would be awesome.

stealth tech

Looks pretty much like a bog standard cotton work shirt from the market, but with plenty hidden tech. A good combo. Clever cut, plenty stretch, extemely quick drying, keeps off a good breeze. I've been wearing mine mostly jacket style. If you plan to wear as a 'dress' shirt check the press studs on the placket, one of mine was set a little off centre and would affect the fit if you were going for a smarter look.

Nice shirt - shame about the label

I saw this shirt in an email from Alpkit and bought one straight away. It arrived promptly and fitted really well. Nice feel to the fabric. Still to run it through the wash so no idea of shrinkage, but as it's 100% artificial fiber I don't expect it too.
Now to my gripe - why do clothing makers insist on putting labels in that have had their cut edges heat sealed? What you end up with is a nice little sawtooth rasp on the back of your neck, and the only solution is to cut it out, which is a shame as Alpkit's label is a nice little loop that you can hang the shirt with - except it comes straight out and in the bin.
That said, as always Alpkit have made a nice stylish comfortable shirt, that I hope will be part of my wardrobe for a long time to come - minus the label of course.

Sherpa Dave
Nice quality, not a great fit

Like many of the guys reviewing this shirt, I bought it because I wanted to look manly and rugged while enjoying the outdoors. As my wife said, it's a shirt, not a magic spell. Harsh. Anyway, I'm a huge fan of Alpkit and have lots of gear, but while the quality of this shirt seemed great, the fit did not. Just a bit baggy and shapeless. So I returned it with a heavy heart. My search for rugged manliness goes on...


Great fit, comfy, good-looking, warm. Poppers are the future but...they are the best and worst thing about this shirt. Great for ease of use and probably longevity - no buttons to fall of - but the ones used are super chunky. If you have tight fitting clothing over the top or a seat belt or bag strap crossing a popper then you will feel it. Also the back plate of the poppers have a very thin, slightly wider plastic washer underneath. The edges are sharp and scratchy against the skin. No issue if you are wearing a baselayer. I love press studs but not these ones.

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites

Walkhighlands Review the Woodsmoke

The active cut gives good freedom of movement, and whilst the Woodsmoke looks like it was designed for loafing around, it actually performs very well when out on the hills.


Walkhighlands March 2019 - Paul Webster

Chris Townsend Gear of 2019

Passionate hillwalker, lightweight aficionado and gear editor of TGO magazine, Chris features our Woodsmoke and Gravitas in his Gear of 2019 selections.

An alternative to a microfleece jacket or pullover the Woodsmoke shirt is a soft, warm shirt made from stretchy hollow fibre polyester. It has big pockets and stud fastenings so it's easy to adjust. The material is fast wicking and drying

Chris Townsend

For the Colorado Rockies I took this ultralight 165 gram waterproof, hoping it wouldn't be needed much, if at all. In fact in the second half of the walk I had many big thunderstorms and several days of almost constant heavy rain so it was worn a great deal. Happily it performed really well.

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend January 2020 - Chris Townsend

Woodsmoke shirt ‘Used & Abused’ in Trail mag

The nature of it being a buttoned-up shirt also means you can unfasten and roll up various bits to improve airflow and regulate your temperature while you’re on the move.

Trail - April 2019

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